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How to Help Your Organization Emerge Victorious from The Great Resignation w/Robert Houghton

March 24, 2022

If there’s one thing that could characterize our present moment, it’s a general sense of unhappiness. People just aren’t content in their jobs anymore, and as a result, they’re quitting en masse. Thus, The Great Resignation.

What’s behind this general discontent and what can we do about it

Is there a simple solution or do we need to dig deeper to reach the roots of the issue?

In this episode, MR Fairfax’s Robert Houghton and I are diving deep into The Great Resignation and what it means for your business.


It’s less expensive and more beneficial to pay a great employee a little more than you want than it is to have them quit and need to replace them. -Craig Picken


Three Things You’ll Learn In This Episode 

  • The true extent of The Great Resignation
    How many people are really leaving their jobs, or dropping out of the workforce altogether, and why are they doing it? 

  • 1 thing employees want more
    Are we doing enough to ensure our employees are actually happy in our organizations? 

  • How to retain top talent against the backdrop of The Great Resignation
    What will it take to retain the top players on our teams?


Learn More About Your Host:

Co-founder and Managing Partner for Northstar Group, Craig is focused on recruiting senior level leadership, sales and operations executives for some of the most prominent companies in the aviation and aerospace industry. Clients include well known aircraft OEM’s, aircraft operators, leasing / financial organizations, and Maintenance / Repair / Overhaul (MRO) providers. 

Since 2009 Craig has personally concluded more than 150 executive searches in a variety of disciplines. As the only executive recruiter who has flown airplanes, sold airplanes AND run a business, Craig is uniquely positioned to build deep, lasting relationships with both executives and the boards and stakeholders they serve. This allows him to use a detailed, disciplined process that does more than pair the ideal candidate with the perfect opportunity, and hit the business goals of the companies he serves. 


Guest Bio-

Robert Houghton is an executive recruiter and the President of MR Fairfax, the #1 recruiter in the Mid-Atlantic region specializing in insurance and financial services. As a well-established former CEO of several successful business enterprises, Robert has a unique understanding of executive recruiting in the commercial insurance sector with specialties in employee benefits, property & casualty insurance and risk management. 

Rob is the host of the Talent + Trust podcast. 

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